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Legendary Florida Highwaymen to Visit Dunedin

Two of the legendary Florida Highwaymen — Isaac Knight and R. A. “Roy” McLendon —are visiting Stirling Art Studios & Gallery on Jan. 19 to talk to the public about their paintings.

Two of Florida's living art legends are visiting Dunedin while their work is on public display.

Isaac Knight and R. A. “Roy” McLendon, two of the legendary Florida Highwaymen, are set to visit Stirling Art Studios & Gallery in Dunedin on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Knight and McLendon were part of a group of 26 self-taught black landscape artists who made a living selling paintings door to door in the Fort Pierce area during the mid-1950s to '80s. 

Both artists are available to share stories and talk about their paintings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Their work is among several pieces on display in a combined exhibit "On The Road: Highwaymen from Three Collectors" featuring the collections of Mark Torrance of Dunedin, Don Ball of Largo and Matthew Samuels of Fort Pierce. 

"On The Road" runs Jan. 11 to Feb. 2 at Stirling Art Studios & Gallery. It is presented as a "companion" to The Smithsonian Institute's traveling "Journey Stories" exhibit at the Dunedin Historical Museum from Jan. 26 to March 31, the news release states.

Stirling Art Studios & Gallery, a Dunedin Fine Art Center campus, is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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